Karuna Abhiyan

Karuna Abhiyan is an initiative of the Gujarat state government to rescue and treat birds. These are birds that get injured during the annual kite festival Uttarayan. In light of the current incidence of bird flu, the state government has released standard operating procedures to be adopted when dealing with the birds. The SOP includes participation by only a limited number of NGO volunteers, use of PPE kits and gloves, use of zip lock bags for containing bird carcasses, etc.